Rushville Republican

January 31, 2014

Angel The Church Mouse

Rushville Republican

---- — Hi, all you kind folks in Readership Land,

In my scrampin’ about - I might add, with layers of “woolies”, toasty footies and booties for me little “toezies.” I’m rather weighted down! A quick “snow angel” before I’m blown away. “Mercy!”

I’ve put together a little “Who is this?! Have a cup of tea and cookies (YES) and let’s see who gets the answers quickly. It all will be a blessing. Get set, get ready and go to your Bibles.

As we know from last time that there was an event that changed the world forever. A-men.

There was another babe born before the one in the manger in Bethlehem. Both of these baby boys births were told of their coming by the angel Gabriel. On telling the first, a man, that he and his wife would have a son, in Luke 1:, we find out what happened to him. He would be speechless until the birth of their son because he did not believe what he heard from the angel.

In Luke 1: we find the first little boy was born in the country of Judea. This little boy grows up to be a tall and strong man and that he liked living in the out of doors. He would stay in the country near the river Jordan. When he was about thirty years old he left home to begin preaching. He was asked if he was Elizah and if he was a prohet. To each question he replied,”No.” In Luke 3:16 we read him saying, “I indeed baptize you with water; but One mightier than I is coming, whose sandal strap I am not worthy to loose. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.”

In Luke 2: and 3: we find the second baby boy has grown up and left his home. He went to the Jordan River to hear a man who spoke of the coming of the one who would take away their sins.

In Luke 3; we find the younger grown man asking the older man to baptize him. (Mercy, kind folks, are you knowing who these two men are??!!) The younger man is saying He must be baptized because it was God’s plan.

In Luke 3:21 we find the two men coming out of the water (Jordan River). There is a strange happening. (I’ve goose bumps!) The heavens opened and the Spirit of God was in the form of a dove coming down upon the younger man. A voice, from heaven said, “This is my beloved Son in whom I am pleased.”

Kind folks, please remember the local food pantries and be kind to the “four leggers” (cats and dogs), especially during this winter weather.

May the Light of Love and Life shine brightly in your hearts. I sincerely hope that you had fun in finding the clues in your Bibles. Note:You also may find in : Matthew, Mark and John what is found in Luke of the lives of John and Jesus.

Until the next time. Blessings, Angel The Church Mouse.